Outline of East Timor


Outline of East Timor
The Flag of Timor-Leste
The Coat of arms of Timor-Leste
The location of Timor-Leste
An enlargeable map of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as Timor-Leste or East Timor, is a sovereign island nation located in Southeast Asia.[1] Timor-Leste comprises the eastern half of the Island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 15,410 km²[2] (5,400 sq mi) is located about 640 km (400 mi) northwest of Darwin, Australia.

East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. In late 1975 East Timor declared its independence but was invaded and occupied by Indonesia later that year, and declared that country's 27th province the following year. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century on May 20, 2002. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Southeast Asia, the other being the Philippines.

At US$2,500,[1] the per capita GDP (purchasing power parity adjusted) of East Timor is one of the lowest in the world. Its Human Development Index (HDI), however, corresponds to a medium degree of human development and places East Timor 142nd among the world's states.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to East Timor:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Timor-Leste
  • Pronunciation: /ˌiːst ˈtiːmɔr/
  • Common English country names: Timor-Leste or East Timor
  • Official English country name: The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Common endonym(s):
  • Official endonym(s):
  • Adjectival(s): Timorese
  • Demonym(s):
  • Etymology: Name of East Timor
  • ISO country codes: TL, TLS, 626
  • ISO region codes: See ISO 3166-2:TL
  • Internet country code top-level domain: .tl

Geography of East Timor

Environment of East Timor

An enlargeable satellite image of the island of Timor
  • Climate of East Timor
  • Environmental issues in East Timor
  • Ecoregions in East Timor
  • Renewable energy in East Timor
  • Geology of East Timor
  • Protected areas of East Timor
    • Biosphere reserves in East Timor
    • National parks of East Timor
  • Wildlife of East Timor
    • Flora of East Timor
    • Fauna of East Timor
      • Birds of East Timor
      • Mammals of East Timor

Natural geographic features of East Timor

  • Glaciers of East Timor
  • Islands of East Timor
  • Lakes of East Timor
  • Mountains of East Timor
    • Volcanoes in East Timor
  • Rivers of East Timor
    • Waterfalls of East Timor
  • Valleys of East Timor
  • World Heritage Sites in East Timor: None

Regions of East Timor

Main article: Regions of East Timor

Ecoregions of East Timor

Main article: Ecoregions in East Timor

Administrative divisions of East Timor

Main article: Administrative divisions of East Timor
Districts of East Timor
Subdistricts of East Timor
Sucos of East Timor
  • Capital of East Timor: Dili
  • Cities of East Timor

Demography of East Timor

Main article: Demographics of East Timor

Government and politics of East Timor

Main article: Government of East Timor and Politics of East Timor

Branches of the government of East Timor


Executive branch of the government of East Timor

Legislative branch of the government of East Timor

  • Parliament of East Timor (bicameral)

Judicial branch of the government of East Timor

  • Supreme Court of East Timor

Foreign relations of East Timor

International organization membership

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a member of:[1]

Law and order in East Timor

Main article: Law of East Timor

Military of East Timor

Main article: Timor Leste Defence Force

Local government in East Timor

History of East Timor

Main article: History of East Timor, Timeline of the history of East Timor, and Current events of East Timor
  • Economic history of East Timor
  • Military history of East Timor

Culture of East Timor

Main article: Culture of East Timor

Art in East Timor

  • Art in East Timor
  • Cinema of East Timor
  • Literature of East Timor
  • Music of East Timor
  • Television in East Timor
  • Theatre in East Timor

Sports in East Timor

Main article: Sports in East Timor
  • Football in East Timor
  • East Timor at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of East Timor

Main article: Economy of East Timor

Education in East Timor

Main article: Education in East Timor

See also

Portal icon Timor-Leste portal
Portal icon Asia portal

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of East Timor

Government
Other

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